Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Yaron Herman Trio Plays Radiohead’s “No Surprises”

Not that I'm complaining, but why do jazz pianists like to cover Radiohead so much?

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Eric Hofbauer & the Infrared Band: Level

Jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer dials back his bizarre tendencies as he forms a new band that sounds almost too competent.

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Billy Bang & Bill Cole: Billy Bang Bill Cole

Billy Bang and Bill Cole have a few things in common other than a similar first name and untempered instruments.

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Ford & Lopatin: Channel Pressure

A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.

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16 Jun 2011 // 8:57 PM

Adam Kolker: Reflections

A rising jazz talent makes a stop-and-smell-the-roses-with-your-pals kind of album.

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14 Jun 2011 // 8:59 PM

Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time

Ivory tickler Laszlo Gardony's latest album is all taste and almost no flash. Is this good? Bad? Neither?

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Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo: Songs of Mirth and Melancholy

Alternately delicate and earthy saxophone/piano duets, rather splendid.

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Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige

The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.

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26 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.

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25 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Amon Tobin: ISAM

After four years of work, Amon Tobin returns with the most forward-thinking electronic album you're likely to hear for quite some time: the stunning ISAM.

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24 May 2011 // 8:59 PM

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

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Emanuele Errante: Time Elapsing Handheld

Static swatches of ambience that constantly threaten to deteriorate into rainstorm sound effects.

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19 May 2011 // 8:56 PM

Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi

The marriage of voice-and-keyboard jazz with gnawa, oud and various North African ideas is so deft that the joints never show.

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15 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Moby: Destroyed

Destroyed is an album created in the middle of the night for the middle of the night.

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(It’s Always) Time For McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner epitomizes the restless spirit and inspiration that characterizes all of our great artists. He was already a master by the mid-’60s; his work with John Coltrane could be studied and analyzed the way entire catalogs of music get dissected by critics. He was neither sated nor satisfied though, so he kept pushing and his work became increasingly ambitious, wide in scope and rewarding

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3 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Autechre: EPs 1991-2002

Autechre compiles twelve singles and EPs, a boxset of ideas and experiments intimidating -- but worthy -- in scope.

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Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble: The Prairie Project

Ernest Dawkins may have started the New Horizons Ensemble in 1978, but they're still thinking about those new horizons.

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David Liebman: Lieb Plays the Blues à la Trane

Don't let the lofty title fool you, saxophonist David Liebman is just playing covers and having fun here.

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Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder

Here's a duet album sure to stretch your brain as well as your ears. It's certainly not for everyone.

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Matthew Shipp: Art of the Improviser

Matthew Shipp gave his 50th birthday a few victory laps last year, and this double album is the outcome.

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"Bloodborne wants to catch us off guard, even as it teaches us to always be on guard.

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